Lupron (leuprolide acetate) is a type of hormone therapy for people with prostate cancer. Lupron is an injection drug, and doctors often prescribe it in combination with radiation therapy or surgery. As it lowers a person’s testosterone levels, Lupron can cause a range of side effects. Learn more here.
New research in mice finds that fatty acids fuel prostate tumor growth and that blocking the uptake of fatty acids slows cancer progression.
A person may need to use a urinary catheter if they have problems passing urine. There are several types of catheter, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Learn more about urinary catheters, and what to expect when using them, here.
A newly developed test can detect the risk of metastasis in people with prostate cancer at a quicker rate, lower cost, and using smaller tissue samples.
By coating nanoparticles with gold, researchers have successfully destroyed prostate cancer cells in people without damaging surrounding tissue.
According to a new study, inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of developing prostate cancer. This finding opens up a challenging clinical debate.
Back pain is a common complaint with many possible causes. In some cases, chronic, unexplained back pain can occur with advanced prostate cancer. Learn more here.
A prostatectomy is one treatment option for prostate cancer. It involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Following a prostatectomy, doctors carry out regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to check that the cancer is not returning. Learn more about PSA after a prostatectomy here.
Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease.
Pelvic pain in men can result from a range of issues, including a hernia, prostatitis, and appendicitis. This pain occurs somewhere between the navel and groin. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve antibiotics. Learn about the most common causes of pelvic pain in men here.
When prostate cancer spreads to the bones, this is known as bone metastases. Although there is no cure for this advanced stage of prostate cancer, treatment can help relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, and extend life expectancy. Learn more here.